Anthony Mackie and Wife Welcome New Baby

Anthony Mackie

Anthony Mackie and Wife Welcome New Baby

Actor makes surprise announcement while complaining about parenting.

Published November 15, 2015

Anthony Mackie is admirably low-key when it comes to his private life, so it's no surprise that we had no idea he and his wife Sheletta Chapital welcomed their third child recently. 


The Our Brand Is Crisis actor dropped the news during an interview with the Los Angeles Times, while complaining about how expensive parenthood has gotten these days.

"I recently had my third kid, and it just messed up everything that was my reality," he said. "It just changes your entire perspective on the world. Even traveling is an issue now –– I've got to buy five tickets!" 

He continued, "I look at my parents — they had six kids –– I always wondered why we never took vacations further than Florida or the Gulf Coast. It's like, 'Oh,' because they couldn't afford eight plane tickets, so you just put all the kids in the Lincoln and drive to Florida."


Now that he's got another mouth to feed, Mackie is even putting his own industry on blast for not being family-friendly enough. "I wish there was a way that more families could afford the opportunity of getting together and going to the movies," he said to Collider in a separate interview. "Movies have become so expensive now. If two parents take two kids to the movies, and they get popcorn and soda, you’re out 100 bucks."

We'll have to start saving up now then, for the next Captain America movie.

Congratulations to the entire Mackie brood! is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music. 

(Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic) 

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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